Jacking points on a Coachman twin axle caravan

Briang replied on 04/05/2021 14:43

Posted on 04/05/2021 14:43

Hi

I have just bought a 2021 Coachman Laser 675 and have had twin auto motor movers fitted. To get these fitted the jacking points had to be removed along with the spare wheel carrier. How do I  jack up the caravan to fit the rear Alco lock. Anyone know how. Any help would be appreciated 

Thanks in advance.

Brian.

JVB66 replied on 04/05/2021 18:23

Posted on 04/05/2021 18:23

I would think a different. type of wheel lock,, we had a trolley jack (now in amongst the other good idea at the time bits),as I got fed up with scrabbling under the cVan getting. It under the axle tube, Never use c/van chassis to Jack it up, if no deducted jacking points as now in your case 

Briang replied on 04/05/2021 18:43

Posted on 04/05/2021 18:43

Can't get a trolley jack under far enough to reach the axle. don't fancy crawling underneath in the rain or wet ground. Looking for something easy. I've looked at the lock &  Level too expensive no guarantee it won't puncture. Yes it works well. This is the email i had from Coachman. I think any manufacture should look into this and find something better on the Alco chassis.

Thanks for the replies

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I understand the Alko chassis is designed for use with the Alko motor movers, if you have had an alternative option fitted then I believe they also supply additional brackets for the jacking points, unfortunately, as we do not supply or fit motor movers I would have to refer you back to the dealership that installed the movers.

 

I regret on this occasion I’m unable to assist you more positively.

 

Kind regards

 

Katie Stark

Customer Service Administrator

 

Coachman Caravan Company Limited

 

KjellNN replied on 04/05/2021 19:21

Posted on 04/05/2021 19:21

Mmmm, AlKo and  caravan manufacturers are well known for being unhelpful!

You either need to use a trolley jack under the axle (works for me......twin axle Sterling Searcher 2008 model) ......or the lock and level.....or a ลต different wheel lock.

EmilysDad replied on 04/05/2021 20:07

Posted on 04/05/2021 20:07

I use a trolly jack to lift my twin axle Coachman Laser 620/4 And where does it say you can't lift a caravan under its chassis? Obvious you wouldn't try at the ends, but under the chassis by the axles has never been a problem ..... & it's where the mobile tyre fitter jacked my caravan too.

davetommo replied on 04/05/2021 21:01

Posted on 04/05/2021 21:01

If you get a puncture how do you propose to get the wheel changed if the van can’t be jacked up. I would say lock n level would be your best bet. As for the price it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the price of your van.

JVB66 replied on 04/05/2021 21:07

Posted on 04/05/2021 21:07

I think you will find using the chassis to jack is a no no , the only place is where the axle is mounted ,that is strong enough,

The only way a lightweight alko chassis as fitted to most UK caravans should be lifted by jacks ii by air jacks as the pressure area is much larger than with a conventional jack